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Old 24 May 2013, 11:53   #581
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With the forecast indicating a calm enough sea for my poorly back to withstand, we're still planning on making it on Sunday.

With access from/to Parkstone Bay Marina available between 7.00am and 5.00pm, I'm planning on launching Grimalkin on Saturday evening so as to be able to leave before the marina opens on Sunday.

The list of boats show three starting from Poole (although I know of at least three more 'possibles') and three from Christchurch. I am currently thinking of leaving the marina at 8.00am with a RV off the RMYC at 8.15. That should put us off Christchurch around 8.45 (or slightly later after allowing for faffing) to meet up with the Christchurch boats.

We'll be topping up with fuel in Yarmouth around 9.15 which looks like being the sort of time that the Yarmouth/Lymington boats will be setting off.

Does that seem reasonable? We'll be monitoring Ch08 and Ch16 and MMSI as opposite.

Looking forward to it. David.
Hi David I am out of Cobb`s quay and will be picking up a ralphy at Yarmouth at 9 ish being told its approx hour to Wotton speed dependent !! as I am based in Cheshire with boat in south where exactly is the RMYC ( I use to be based at Saltern`s if that help`s reference point wise !! )
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Old 24 May 2013, 12:26   #582
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The Royal Motor Yacht Club (RMYC) is on the Sandbanks peninsular in the North Channel just by where it meets the Main Channel and is about midway between Salterns and the chain ferry. If we meet there at around 8.10 that should get us to Yarmouth for 9.00 or just after if Ralphy doesn't mind waiting a couple of minutes!
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Old 24 May 2013, 12:33   #583
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Good news! Another forum member, gtb is in a similar position to my circumstances. We've decided to join forces on board mine for the day if he can't find crew by tomorrow.

However I still have two spaces available, and really need at least one more crew to make the trip really fund raising effective.

So anyone else want to come? Leaving Haslar at about 9am
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Old 24 May 2013, 12:50   #584
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We have had an anonymous 50 donation plus 12.50 GiftAid with a message to say:

'Looking forward to Sunday, great cause. I will be doing this in memory of my mum who lost her fight 9 years ago, but is still missed every day'

Thank you so much I am really looking forward to this and I hope you have a great time on Sunday
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Old 24 May 2013, 12:52   #585
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We have had an anonymous 25 donation plus 5 GiftAid with a message to say:

Looking forward to a great day out on the water.

Thank you Not long now
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Old 24 May 2013, 13:00   #586
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We have had a 100 donation plus 25 GiftAid from my Mother who is also looking after my Grandmother who has cancer with a message to say:

In loving memory of my beloved husband Graham, devoted father of Kerry, Alex & Lauren who passed away last year from cancer. Well done to all of you taking part, especially Alex!

Thanks Mum
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Old 24 May 2013, 13:03   #587
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We have had a 50 donation from STEPHEN JEFFERIES with a message to say:

'Good luck Pete Smith from all at Lexington Freight Forwarding Ltd. Great cause'.

Well done all of you at Lexington Freight Forwarding Ltd and a great donation too
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Old 24 May 2013, 13:08   #588
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Todays totals so far.....

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Grand total = 3,485.12
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Old 24 May 2013, 13:22   #589
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More great news we have had a 20 donation plus 5 GiftAid from Colin with a message to say:

'Sorry can't join you but here's 20 for my mate and crew member who is undergoing radiotherapy at the moment. Good luck Brian'

Thanks Colin And we all wish Brian all the very best, hope he's feeling better soon, here's a dancing banana to cheer him up a bit

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We have had an anonymous 50 donation plus 12.50 GiftAid with a message to say:

'Looking forward to Sunday, great cause. I will be doing this in memory of my mum who lost her fight 9 years ago, but is still missed every day'

Thank you so much I am really looking forward to this and I hope you have a great time on Sunday
That would be me,
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don't know why it came through as anonymous
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That would be me,
I will be crewing on jizm's cobra sunday
don't know why it came through as anonymous
Nice one Andy, thank you
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Round Isle of Wight for Macmillan Cancer Suppor

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Well done mate

This is the back drop we are looking for when we have the group photo at the needles. Great Photo

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Old 24 May 2013, 15:17   #594
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We have had a 100 donation plus 25 GiftAid from my Mother who is also looking after my Grandmother who has cancer with a message to say:

In loving memory of my beloved husband Graham, devoted father of Kerry, Alex & Lauren who passed away last year from cancer. Well done to all of you taking part, especially Alex!

Thanks Mum
ALEX you have a lot to be proud of mate , what you have done is great its already touched so many and the funds raised will def go a long way to helping many more !!!! Well done see you Sunday
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Amazing responses so far from friends and customers.

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MB Marine at Southampton- Laura, Mark , Craig and Patch
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The Royal Motor Yacht Club (RMYC) is on the Sandbanks peninsular in the North Channel just by where it meets the Main Channel and is about midway between Salterns and the chain ferry. If we meet there at around 8.10 that should get us to Yarmouth for 9.00 or just after if Ralphy doesn't mind waiting a couple of minutes!
Thanks all sorted see you there passed it many times now I know where it is !!! be there 8-8.10 , copied Ralphy to make aware aware of slight timing move
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We have had 20 donation plus 5 gift aid from Emma Kennesion with a message to say:

'Hope it goes well Ben'

Thank you so much Emma

Total raised
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Grand Total = 2,366.37
Thanks To Em!

Lucy (my better half) hasd also raised the best part of 100 so far, I will put this in online when she's finished. Got a few quid from my work colleagues too.
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Problems with the trim / tilt motor. I ran out of time, so I have given it to a man to fix it. The motor casing has corroded through. There is a thread on the electrics section, and I had a lot of good advice, but I have been away, and so not time to fix it myself. I'm gonna have to take a mortgage out to pay for it, but hey - if I can make it on Sunday, it'll all be worth it :-)
Yippee! The boat is fixed! The forecast is not looking bad, and so I'm all set
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Yippee! The boat is fixed! The forecast is not looking bad, and so I'm all set
Same here. Nice one. Anyone out Saturday??

Will be annoying Alex and co Hythe / Fawley Direction.
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